The BESPOKE Process
An extraordinary experience
An extraordinary experience
Created in close conversation with the client, the bespoke commission process is designed to be exciting, immensely rewarding and enjoyable from start to finish.
A photographic or wood marquetry backgammon board, cards box, poker set, chessboard, games table, a jewellery box or something else? Whether it is a gift imbued with much love or a bespoke creation for yourself that incorporates any subject or theme you desire and perfectly complements the room in which it will be showcased, Alexandra and her team are here to help you choose the product that is right for you.
The beauty of collaborating with Alexandra on a bespoke design is that every element has meaning and significance. In a private conversation, in person or online, Alexandra will ask questions and invite you to share your thoughts and ideas to form a vivid picture of her subject and get a better idea of what you want to achieve with the design. This is the perfect time to share any relevant imagery with Alexandra, which might include photographs or personal effects.
Please note: a £1,200 design deposit is taken at this time.
Next, Alexandra will research the themes and subjects you have discussed before sketching the different design elements that will tell your unique story on the board. As a starting point for your design consultation, she will deliver an initial draft of your bespoke artwork, with the opportunity for two revisions to enable you to confidently sign off the design.
Sourcing the perfect materials that will bring your unique commission to life is the next stage in the bespoke process. Taking into consideration all the different design elements, Alexandra personally signs off all the materials and is meticulous about the details, overseeing every stage in the craftsmanship and collaborating with artisans and workshops throughout the UK, a process that takes approximately two months.
Please note: a 50% deposit is required at this time.
When the final touches have been added to your bespoke creation, Alexandra inspects it for a final time. It is now ready to be dispatched to its new owner. Presented in a velvet pouch, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and care instructions, sustainable, custom-made packaging will protect your package as it travels to its final destination anywhere in the world. The bespoke process can take up to 16 weeks.
Please note: payment of the final balance is required prior to shipping.
With any private commission, there are untold opportunities for creativity. Discover the myriad ways in which we can customise your bespoke game, from playing pieces crafted from opulent materials to laser engravings that will make your creation even more personal.
Watch the video, below, to discover, in Alexandra’s own words, what makes the bespoke process such a special experience.
If you are interested in working with Alexandra on a bespoke design, please get in contact with us today. We would be delighted to talk you through the process in greater detail and discuss ideas with you.